Numbers: 3, 5, 11, 18, 21, 29, 31b
A road to find cheap places to live for over a century it attracted many artists and writers like Modigliani who painted at No. 3 after he moved to Paris in 1906. Rosalie Tobia who the restaurant Chez Rosalie there was one of Modigliani’s models.
The road was named ‘First Campaign’ by a local landowner, Alexandre Camille Taponier. In 1793 he was a regular army sergeant who was present at the seizure of the Bastille in 1789. He was promoted to divisional general after distinguishing himself at the first battle of Wissembourg in October 1793, his first campaign.
Jules Vallès, the editor of the highly popular newspaper during the Commune, the Cri du Peuple, was hidden for three months by a sculptor friend, François Roubaud, at No. 21 before escaping from France. He returned only after the general amnesty of July 11 1880.